We couldn't have had more different models over the past two sessions and my approach to drawing them was quite different too. Andrew struck a standing pose and we all wondered if he could hold it for the hour. He was defiant and turned out to manage it with ease. I only noticed his thumb moving back and forth, which I assume was a coping strategy for what must have needed intense concentration. I wish I knew anatomy as Andrew was an anatomical study, for sure.
Andrew's second pose was kneeling but the structure of what I saw and drew of his position was similar without being exactly the same. I was looking down on him a little bit in the second pose. What was fun about drawing Andrew was that he had so much attitude and it was that I wanted to hone in on.
Lillias couldn't have been more natural. Paul was painting a portrait so she stayed in the pose for the whole 1 hr 45 mins. As I look at it, I think that if I'd had time to really look (which is what I should be doing during the tea break) I would have realised that defining the room probably gets in the way of our interaction with the subject. Lillias had some bright light on her cheek that I failed to carve adequately as well.
I intended to move around and do a series of drawings but it's so easy to get carried away.